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An·ge·lus

also an·ge·lus  (ăn′jə-ləs)
n. Christianity
1. A devotional prayer at morning, noon, and night to commemorate the Annunciation.
2. A bell rung as a call to recite this prayer.

[Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, angel (first word of the devotion); see angel.]

Angelus

(ˈændʒɪləs)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) a series of prayers recited in the morning, at midday, and in the evening, commemorating the Annunciation and Incarnation
2. (Roman Catholic Church) the bell (Angelus bell) signalling these prayers
[C17: Latin, from the phrase Angelus domini nuntiavit Mariae the angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary]

An•ge•lus

(ˈæn dʒə ləs)

n. (often l.c.)
1. a devotion commemorating the Annunciation and the Incarnation in the Roman Catholic and some Anglican churches.
2. Also called An′gelus bell`. the bell announcing the Angelus.
[1720–30; < Late Latin, from the first word of the service: Angelus (dominī nūntiāvit Mariae). See angel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.angelus - the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited
bell, toll - the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells"
2.Angelus - a prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation
Translations

angelus

[ˈændʒɪləs] Nángelus m

angelus

nAngelusläuten nt; (= prayer)Angelus nt

Angelus

[ˈændʒɪləs] nAngelus m inv
References in classic literature ?
It was now close upon twilight-the hour of the Angelus. Very solemnly the red-headed brats rose from the floor and formed a semicircle.
Sometimes one caught sight, upon a bell tower, of an enormous head and a bundle of disordered limbs swinging furiously at the end of a rope; it was Quasimodo ringing vespers or the Angelus. Often at night a hideous form was seen wandering along the frail balustrade of carved lacework, which crowns the towers and borders the circumference of the apse; again it was the hunchback of Notre-Dame.
Yet the fishers and the peasants raised their heads and looked questions at each other, for the angelus had already gone and vespers was still far off.
But they quarrelled, for one morning when she returned from the Angelus she found him in the kitchen coolly eating a dish which he had prepared for himself during her absence.
THE crew of a trawler that appears on TV's The Angelus, had a lucky escape yesterday after a mid-sea collision with a 240-metre oil tanker.
Traditional prayers like the Hail Mary, the Angelus, and the rosary reflect that emphasis.
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Very cleverly, Francesco ("Franciscus" in the dialogue) in his dedicatory letter stresses to "Angelus," the humanist Politian, that "studium omne/sine dyaletica [sic] inane esse" and that his new "pupil" has chosen rightly in seeking to perfect himself in logic (49).
He first attracted attention with De l'Angelus de l'aube a l'Angelus du soir (1898; "From the Morning Angelus to the Evening Angelus").
On the radio the Angelus Is rung, marking six o'clock, its overtones Silencing for a moment our talk, then vanishing In the leaving light.
That angelus ex machina is undeniably spectacular, but it is not really earned by the characters and story.
As shade by shade night's black lilac, greying fades, gathering in its going a memory of color that once was love, I see you swept away-- pale ocean bird, hanging, an instant, outspread between the wave's white veil, angelus of the morning star.